Maintenance

Spoilers: Why you shouldn’t Store some Items in your Garage

There are several reasons why your garage is less than ideal to store items in. Here’s why.

Temperature: Unless your garage is temperature regulated, hot and cold temperatures in most parts of Canada are too extreme for many items to be stored in. For example, items such as paint should be stored in a cool area […]

September 28th, 2016|Maintenance|

Curb Appeal Checklist: How does your House Rate?

Spring is the perfect time to check your homes curb appeal and make improvements where necessary. Here’s a checklist to help you get started.

Roof: Inspect your roof for leaks and replace it if necessary.  If you are unable to replace the entire roof, have a roofer patch spots that are beginning to wear.

Bricks: Inspect the bricks of […]

April 15th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Spring|

Five Surprising Solutions that will Make your Life Easier

Remove rust from your stove element

Use a damp, microfibre cloth to clean off as much baked on food as possible. Rinse the element with warm water. Mix three parts baking soda and one part water or white vinegar, to make a paste. Apply the paste to the rust spot and let it sit for 20 […]

January 20th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Pets|

What’s that Sound?

Stop and take a moment to listen. What sounds do you hear in your home? While the quiet ticking of your living room clock is one thing, you may notice that other items in your home are making a racket. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest trying these tips, to help you minimize the […]

January 6th, 2016|Maintenance|

The Eerie Creaks, Cracks and Glows of your Home

1. The creaky stairs

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and heard your staircase creaking while everyone was asleep?  If so, not to worry – this is not the result of a friendly ghost in your home, in fact, it’s actually quite common in most homes, and is simply caused by […]

November 18th, 2015|Maintenance|

Do the Washer and Dryer need a Clean too?

Absolutely, says the residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID. Here’s how to do it:

Washer

While most people assume that their washer cleans itself every time they do a load of laundry, this is actually not the case. Your washing machine needs a good clean a few times a year as well.

Set your washer to the longest […]

November 11th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

How to keep your Leather Couch Clean

A leather couch is often an expensive investment, so it’s important to take good care of it.  The residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend the following tips to help keep your leather couch clean and in pristine condition.

Deep cleaning:

Vacuum the surface of your leather couch with a soft brush attachment, making sure to remove […]

November 6th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

Draft-proof your Home

As winter gets closer, it’s important to draft-proof your home to keep the warm air inside and the cold air out. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest trying these helpful tips to get your home ready for the cold months ahead.

Hold a lit candle in front of your window to test for […]

October 16th, 2015|Fall, Maintenance|

Is your Furnace Ready for the Cold Weather?

Before winter arrives, it’s important to ensure that your furnace is ready for the cold months ahead. Contact your local maintenance professional to schedule a standard inspection to make sure everything is working correctly.  In order to keep your furnace operating efficiently after inspection, the professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest these helpful […]

October 14th, 2015|Fall, Maintenance|

Fall: The Perfect Time for a Deep Clean

After a relaxing summer, we tend to be more rested and eager to start preparing for the colder months ahead. With Christmas only a few months away, many of us like to get a good head start on our household chores before the festivities begin.

The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID outline the following […]

September 4th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Organization Tips|